Why and when the War stated
Why The War Started When the World War
The World War 2 started
because Germany World War 2 began on
wanted to be the most 3rd September 1939,
powerful and biggest when the prime
land. In 1933,Germany minister of Britain
had voted Adolf Hitler for
their leader. Declared War on
•China •New Zealand
•Estonia •South Africa
The night of 7th September was called black
Saturday.448 people were killed, and 1,600 people
were badly injured. Hundreds of families lost their
homes. In the East End of London hundreds ran to a
shelter the bricks, dust, smoke and the smell of bombs
the streets were wrecked.
They kept German bombers high in the sky.
This made it difficult for the bombers to hit the
targets they wanted to hit, The bombers
came the next night and the next night for fifty
seven nights in a row. Very soon they were
bombing the whole of London.
When did evacuations take place in
Evacuation means leaving a place began on Friday
during the second world war, many 1st September
children living in big cities and
towns were moved away from their 1939. it was called
home for a while, usually moved operation pied
out into the countryside it was piper.
safer there than in the world war.
The Home Guard or Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) was formed in 1940
when there was a real risk that Hitler might invade Britain. The men that served
in the Home Guard were all volunteers and were mostly those that were too
old (over the age of 40) or too young (under the age of 18) to serve in the
forces. They became known as 'Dad's Army'.
People had to take precautions against any
bombs dropped during air raids and the
possibility of the Germans invading Britain.
Rationing made sure that people got an equal
amount of food every week. The government was
worried that as food became scarcer, prices would
rise and poorer people might not be able to afford
to eat. There was also a danger that some people
might hoard food, leaving none for others
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The first German air attack took
place in London on the evening of
7 September 1940. Within months,
Liverpool, Birmingham, Coventry
and other cities were hit too.
As the night raids became so frequent, many people who were tired of
repeatedly interrupting their sleep to go back and forth to the shelters,
virtually took up residence in a shelter.
D-Day is a military term designating the start of a
The D-day in modern history refers to what
happened on 6th June 1944 - the day on which
the Battle of Normandy began.
It was a huge effort involving
months of secret
preparations. Thousands of
Allied troops landed on the
beaches of Normandy, in
northern France, at the start
of the battle to liberate
mainland Europe from Nazi
V-E Day stands for Victory in Europe Day.
It marks a very important event in World War
2 - the end of the War with Germany on
Tuesday 8 May 1945.